Cooking a turkey with all the trimmings on Christmas Day is a lot of work, particularly if you have a large family, or if you’re working over the festive period. Nowadays, many of us choose to go out to a pub or restaurant for dinner on Christmas day, and many establishments offer a full traditional Christmas menu as well as alternatives, so you can enjoy turkey with trimmings or even a vegetarian option. There’s less fuss, less work and no dishes to wash up afterwards.
When dining out at a pub or restaurant, you trust the staff to maintain good hygiene practices and to handle your food with care. Unfortunately, pub Christmas dinner food poisoning can occur if this hasn’t happened, and if you are struck down with food poisoning, you could be left feeling very unwell, which could ruin your Christmas. The symptoms of food poisoning include:
- Stomach cramps
Whilst they usually last for just a few days, in some cases you may need medical treatment and if you are still experiencing vomiting or diarrhoea 48 hours after symptoms begin, you should see your GP.
Claiming compensation for food poisoning
If you’ve been struck down by pub Christmas dinner food poisoning, you might be wondering what to do next. Once you’re feeling better, it’s a good idea to contact the pub to let them know that you have suffered from food poisoning, as they will usually carry out their own investigations.
You may also wish to contact your local council’s environmental health department, particularly if you have concerns about the cleanliness of the pub. Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to find out if you could be eligible to claim compensation for your pain and suffering.
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Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve, and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about upfront legal fees.
We’ve been in the industry since 2000, and since that time we have helped hundreds of customers just like you claim compensation after being struck down with food poisoning on Christmas Day.
Don’t let something like food poisoning ruin your Christmas, call our freephone helpline today – we’re open 24/7 – for confidential, no-obligation advice from a member of the team or take the 30-second test on our website right now to find out how much you could claim.
Date Published: January 20, 2015
Author: David Brown